Raytheon mentors drive meaningful, measurable outcomes with students

     Raytheon mentors drive meaningful, measurable outcomes with students

Increased interest in school, improved grades and self-confidence reported by

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WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 12, 2013

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Thousands of Raytheon Company
(NYSE: RTN) employees nationwide are headed into local schools this fall to
share their knowledge and skills by mentoring students as part of the
company's MathMovesU^® science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
education initiative.

Students who work with the Raytheon mentor network report increased interest
in academics and improved grade performance. The MathMovesU mentoring programs
provide students nationwide with hands-on, project-based learning, one-on-one
tutoring, and real-life math and science applications – techniques that are
proving highly effective.

In Tucson, Ariz., more than 70 percent of the 1,200 students who participated
in Raytheon's 2012-2013 "Math Nights" program said the tutoring sessions
raised their grades. At Sunnyside Unified School District, Math Nights' launch
coincides with rising scores on Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards
test. According to Steve Holmes, assistant superintendent for curriculum and
instruction, the number of sophomores passing the math section of the exam on
their first attempt rose eight percentage points from 2012 to 2013. "We
haven't seen an increase like that in one year," said Holmes.

Raytheon employee mentors are highly engaged in a program called Stand &
Deliver in Lawrence, Mass. The corporate campus academic mentoring program
matches volunteers with underserved middle and high school students to help
them prepare for the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam and
higher education. In the 2012-2013 year-end Stand & Deliver student survey, 76
percent of students indicated their grades improved; 74 percent said their
desire to learn new things increased; and 86 percent said their confidence in
school work increased since working with their mentor.

Stand & Deliver, of which Raytheon has been a major supporter for nearly 10
years, has seen students return to mentor younger students and work for
Raytheon as interns. In 2013, Raytheon made its first full-time job offer to a
Stand & Deliver graduate who completed four engineering internships with the

"By aligning students with professional scientists, technologists and
engineers, Raytheon's MathMovesU mentoring programs continue to support both
students and teachers by bringing real life STEM application into the
classroom," said Pamela Erickson, Raytheon's vice president of Community
Relations. "Raytheon is committed to strengthening our future workforce by
inspiring our next generation of innovators."

In North Texas, that inspiration comes in the form of Raytheon's LASER program
(Leadership and Science Ensures Results), where mentors bring physics to life
through project-based learning during five classroom sessions throughout the
school year. More than 40 percent of participating students indicate they
would consider a science, technology, engineering and mathematics based
career. Since its inception in 2010, the LASER program has reached more than
6,700 students.

Mentors and positive role models can help students navigate the path to
success. To learn more about the opportunities to inspire a love of math and
science in students, visit

About MathMovesU

Raytheon's MathMovesU^® program is an initiative committed to increasing
middle and elementary school students' interest in math and science education
by engaging them in hands-on, interactive activities. The innovative programs
of MathMovesU include the traveling interactive experience MathAlive!™;
Raytheon's Sum of all Thrills™ experience at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot^®, which
showcases math in action as students design and experience their own thrill
ride using math fundamentals; the "In the Numbers" game, a partnership with
the New England Patriots on display at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by
Raytheon; the company's ongoing sponsorship of the MATHCOUNTS^® National
Competition; and the MathMovesU scholarship and grant program. Follow
MathMovesU and other Raytheon community outreach programs on Facebook and on
Twitter @MathMovesU.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation
spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission
systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects;
and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a
broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham,
Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on
Twitter @raytheon.

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